Tuition and Fees

SouthArk offers a variety of Financial Aid programs, including scholarships, Pell Grants, SEOG Grants, Arkansas State Assistance Programs, Work-Study programs, and Federal Family Educational Loan programs. Priority deadline to apply for financial aid is June 1st for Fall term, November 1st for Spring term, and April 1st for Summer terms. Students may still apply after the priority deadline but cannot be guaranteed the results of their aid by the first day of class.  

Payment Deadlines:  Refer to Academic Calendar

School year 24/25

  • In-District Tuition*..........................$93 per credit hour 

  • Out-of-District Tuition..................$108 per credit hour 

  • Out-of-State Tuition....................$185 per credit hour

Tuition costs as of July 1, 2024.
*In-District is Union County.

Fees

Pass-Through Fees

Pass-Through fees may be increased or changed at any time. Pass-Through fees are defined as fees collected by the College from the student to pay for specific expenditures associated with the program. Examples include, but are not limited to, assessment, testing, background checks, and other resources provided and/or required by external third-party entities. Vendors periodically increase their costs and this cost is passed on to the student.

Tuition, fees and other charges are under review and remain subject to change at any time. Any one that has registered will owe additional funds and any regular payment plans already set up will change automatically.

Mandatory Fees (required for all courses)

Academic Support Fee

$30 per semester

Technology

$22 per credit hour

Activity

$6 per credit hour

Support

$4 per credit hour

Security

$7 per credit hour

Academic Enhancement Fee

$4 per credit hour

Non-Mandatory Fees (for all online/hybrid courses)

Online/Hybrid Fee

$13 per credit hour

Course-Related Fees and Other Charges

Credit-by-Exam Challenge Test (per test)

$7 plus 12 per credit hour

Online/Hybrid Course Fee

$13 per credit hour

Inclusive Access Fee

Cost varies by course

Challenge Test

(per test $7, plus $12 per credit hour)

Accuplacer Test 

$10

ID Card Replacement

$8

Laboratory and Specific Course Fees

Check "Fee" column on Course Schedule*

Music (private lesson)

$100 per credit hour

TEAS Test (Health Admission Test)

$75

Test Proctoring Fee

$15 per test

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Health Science Fees

mportant Note: Students in Health Science programs will have other fees and costs associated with the programs that are paid individually by the student but not as a fee to the college, therefore, they are not listed below. More information can be provided by applicable program director.

Emergency Medical Services: (EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic)

EMT Background Check

$137**

EMT Course Fee

$30 per course with lab component*

EMT Drug Screen Fee

$48**

EMT Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25**

EMT NREMT Practical Exam Fee

$104**

EMT Professional Program Fee

$150

EMT Student Supply Fee

$116*

EMT Uniform Fee

$100**

AEMT Background Check

$137**

AEMT Course Fee

$30 per course with lab component*

AEMT Drug Screen Fee

$42 **

AEMT Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25**

AEMT NREMT Practical Exam Fee

$144**

AEMT Professional Program Fee

$150

AEMT Student Supply Fee

$100*

Paramedic Advanced Course Certification Cards

$45**

Paramedic Background Check Fee

$137**

Paramedic Course Fee

$30 per course with lab component*

Paramedic Drug Screen Fee

$42**

Paramedic Health Science Simulation Lab Fee

$75 in Spring and Summer semesters*

Paramedic Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25**

Paramedic NREMT Practical Exam Fee

$160**

Paramedic Professional Program Fee

$150 per semester

Paramedic Student Supply Fee

$100 per semester*

Paramedic Uniform Fee

$150**

Medical Coding

Assessment/Test Fee

$49**

Professional Program Fee

$150 per semester

In addition, a criminal background check and drug screen will be required, which are not charged as fees so these must be purchased by the student.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Background Check Fee

$80**

Course Fee

$70 per course with lab component*

Experiential Learning Fee

$150**

Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25**

Professional Program Fee

$150 per semester

Testing Fee (Board Prep)

$220**

In addition, a drug screen MAY be required, depending on the assigned clinical site for each student. Since it will not be charged as a fee, it must be purchased by the student IF APPLICABLE.In addition, uniforms will be required, which is not charged as a fee so these must be purchased by the student.

Practical Nursing

ATI Fee

$412 per semester; x3 semesters

ATI Retake Exam Fee
(only charged on an as-needed basis for students who must repeat ATI tests)**

$68

Compliance Package Fee

$43

Course Fee

$50 per course with lab component*

Drug Screen Fee

$48**

Health Science Simulation Lab Fee

$160 per semester*

Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25

Professional Program Fee

$150 per semester

Supply Fee

$150

In addition, uniforms will be required, which is not charged as a fee so these must be purchased by the student.

Radiologic Technology

Course Fee

$270 per course with lab component* 

Experiential Learning Fee

$150 per semester x 2 semesters**

Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25 per academic year**

Professional Program Fee

$150 per semester

Program Fee

$10**

Testing/Program Fee

$350**

In addition, uniforms will be required, which is not charged as a fee so these must be purchased by the student.

Registered Nursing

ATI Fee

$442 per semester**

ATI Retesting Fee
(only charged on an as-needed basis for students who must repeat ATI tests) *

$68

Course Fee

$75 per course with lab component*

Drug Screen Fee

$48**

Health Science Simulation Lab Fee

$160 per semester*

Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25**

Professional Program Fee

$240 per semester

Supply Fees

$180*

RQUI for BLS (Software)

$70

In addition, uniforms will be required, which is not charged as a fee so these must be purchased by the student.

Surgical Technology

Clinical Orientation Fee

$10**

Course Fee

$150 per course with lab component*

CST Practice Exam Fee

$50**

Dosimetry Badge Fee

$257**

Drug Screen Fee

$42**

Experiential Learning Fee

$150**

Health Science Simulation Lab Fee

$75 X 1 semester*

Liability and Accident Insurance Fee

$25**

Professional Program Fee

$150 per semester

Surgical Case Tracker Fee

$34**

Test Fee (Gold Bundle Pkg.)

$247**

In addition, a background check fee ($80) and uniforms will be required, which is not charged as a fee so these must be purchased by the student.

*Course Lab and Student Supply Fees: Fee amounts vary per course and/or per program. See the current Course Schedule for a list of Course Lab and Supply Fees and/or contact the program director or faculty member.

**Pass-Through Fees

Pass-Through fees may be increased or changed at any time. Pass-Through fees are defined as fees collected by the College from the student to pay for specific expenditures associated with the program. Examples include, but are not limited to, assessment, testing, background checks, and other resources provided and/or required by external third-party entities. Vendors periodically increase their costs and this cost is passed on to the student.

Tuition Cost Chart FY 24-25

Hours

In-District

Out-of-District

Out-of-State

OSW/OST Tuition

*Mandatory Fees
per Hour

**Online/Hybrid
Fees Per Hour

1

93

108

185

77

73

13

2

186

216

370

154

116

26

3

279

324

555

231

159

39

4

372

432

740

308

202

52

5

465

540

925

385

245

65

6

558

648

1110

462

288

78

7

651

756

1295

539

331

91

8

744

864

1480

616

374

104

9

837

972

1665

693

417

117

10

930

1080

1850

770

460

130

11

1023

1188

2035

847

503

143

12

1116

1296

2220

924

546

156

13

1209

1404

2405

1001

589

169

14

1302

1512

2590

1078

632

182

15

1395

1620

2775

1155

675

195

16

1488

1728

2960

1232

718

208

17

1581

1836

3145

1309

761

221

18

1674

1944

3330

1386

804

234

Tuition Refund Periods

Fall/Spring

Tuition

Fees

Class Days 1-10

100%

100%

Class Day 11 and after

0%

0%

Summer

Tuition

Fees

Class Days 1-5

100%

100%

Class Day 6 and after

0%

0%

Mandatory Fees (required for all courses)

Academic Support Fee

$30 Per Semester

Academic Enhancement Fee

$4 Per Credit Hour

Technology Fee

$22 Per Credit Hour

Activity Fee

$6 Per Credit Hour

Support Fee

$4 Per Credit Hour

Security Fee

$7 Per Credit Hour

Non-Mandatory Fees (for all online/hybrid courses)

**Online/Hybrid Fee

$13 Per Credit Hour